Challenges deep-seated assumptions about the traditionalist nature of Confucianism by providing a new interpretation of the emergence of modern Confucianism in Republican China.
A critical interrogation of elements of Hobbes's political and natural philosophy and its capacity to enrich our understanding of the nature of democratic life.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.
Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.
Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.
A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays.
Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China.
Pioneering study of the localization of Chinese culture in early modern Japan, using legends, classics, and historical terms as case studies.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.
Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.
Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.
This exploration of key terms related to social and political order, found in early Indian texts, challenges the idea of a unified ancient India and a unified national identity at that time.
Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.
A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.
Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.
Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.
The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
Leading theorists explore the concept of political liberalism.
European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.
Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.
Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation.
Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.
Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.
Explores the life and career of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful Zionist leaders.
Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.
Contributors draw on Hegel’s account of identity and difference to challenge conventional theories of identity.
The first systematic treatment of Karl Popper’s contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.
Discusses the first decades of Peking University and its role in shaping Chinese intellectual culture.
Shows how Chinese intellectuals with varying politics envisioned the peasantry and its role in changing society during the first half of the twentieth century.
Explores the larger social, political, and philosophical contexts in which the current vitriolic science vs. anti-science debates occur.
Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece.
Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title
“McCarthy’s … erudition may very well render this work a contemporary classic in the continuing discussion of a maturing discipline.” — CHOICE
Uses Heidegger’s philosophy to critique and remedy “world order thinking” in international politics.
Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.
Presents the first complete account of the thought of David Hartley, one of the most original minds of the eighteenth century.
A major reassessment of the work of Jean Paulhan within the context of his own times as well as in the light of contemporary debates in literary theory.
Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey frequently have been identified as the most influential American philosophers of their respective times. Although their direct contact in print and in political action ...